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American Institute of Physics Public Information Division miscellaneous publications, 1958-1997

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Public Information Division

Size of collection

3.25 linear feet
6 manuscript boxes
1 half manuscript box

Short description of collection

Publications from the American Institute of Physics' Public Information Division that includes newsletters, press releases, glossaries, pamphlets, brochures, reports, and bibliographies.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20121140

Historical Note

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a not-for-profit membership corporation chartered in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. Its members are leading societies in the fields of physics and astronomy, and its activities include providing services to its member societies in publishing, finance, and education. The responsibility of this division is to promote the public's knowledge and appreciation of physics, and facilitate communication among physicists, policy makers, and the public. In 2000, the name was changed to Media and Government Relations Division.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The collection contains miscellaneous publications printed by the American Institute of Physics' Public Information Division for the public, and includes newsletters, press releases, glossaries, pamphlets, brochures, reports, and bibliographies.

Restrictions on Use and Access

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/access-application.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Institutions

American Institute of Physics. Public Information Division.

Subject terms

Communication in physics
Physics. Information services.
Physics. Public relations.
Physics. Publishing.
Physics. Societies, etc.
Science and civilization.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized in alphabetical order by publication name with all of the newsletters in alphabetical order near the end of the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2012.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Institute of Physics Public Information Division miscellaneous publications. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Public Information Division miscellaneous publications, 1958-1997

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2012

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Amanda Nelson in 2012. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: American Institute of Physics Public Information Division miscellaneous publications

Box 1 Folder 1 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Program for Physics Information: A national information system for physics and astronomy 1972-1976, 1971
Folder 2 Bibliography of Articles for the Non-Expert in Physics-Related Subjects, 1980
Folder 3 Bibliography of Physics Books, 1990
Folder 4 Communicating with Congress, undated
Folder 5 Current Physics Information, 1971
Folder 6 Directory of Physics Research: A guide for reporters, 1992-1993
Folder 7 Directory of Physics Research: A guide for reporters, 1993-1994
Folder 8 Disseminating News about Physics and Physicists, 1980
Folder 9 FYI: An Electronic Legislative Information Service of the American Institute of Physics, undated
Folder 10 Glossary of Terms: Accelerators, Acoustics, Biology of Nucleic Acids, Biophysics, 1960-1964
Folder 11 Glossary of Terms: Chaos, Cloud Physics, Condensed Matter, Cosmology, Cryogenics, 1962, 1966, 1983, 1985
Folder 12 Glossary of Terms: High Energy Physics, Lasers, Magnetism, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1985
Box 2 Folder 1 Glossary of Terms: Medical Physics, Noise Pollution, Nuclear Physics, 1965, 1967, 1984
Folder 2 Glossary of Terms: Physics of Oceanography, Optics and Spectroscopy, Particle Physics, 1961-1962, 1983
Folder 3 Glossary of Terms: Physics and Computers, Plasma Physics, Protein Chemistry, Quantum Mechanics, 1960, 1962, 1964
Folder 4 Glossary of Terms: Quasi-Stellar Radio Sources, Radio Astronomy, Relativistic Astrophysics, Scientific Documentation, 1962, 1965, 1967
Folder 5 Glossary of Terms: Solid State Physics, Space Physics, 1959, 1961, 1963
Folder 6 Information Center on International Physics Activities, 1962-1964
Folder 7 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Work: NSF-GN-549, 1967-1968
Box 3 Folder 1 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Work: NSF-GN-710: ID 68, 1968
Folder 2 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Work: NSF-GN-710: ID 69, 1969
Folder 3 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Work: NSF-GN-710: ID 70, 1970
Folder 4 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Work: NSF-GN-863, 1970-1971
Folder 5 Physics in…, 1969-1971
Folder 6 Physics in…, 1972-1974
Folder 7 Physics is for you, undated
Folder 8 Physics Goes Public, 1981
Folder 9 Physics Success Stories, undated
Box 4 Folder 1 Preview Abstracts in Physics and Astronomy, 1971
Folder 2 Program for a National Information System for Physics 1970-1972, 1969
Folder 3 Program for a National Information System for Physics and Astronomy 1971-1975, 1970
Folder 4 Science Report: A Radio/Video Presentation, undated
Folder 5 Science Writing Award, 1994-1995
Folder 6 Services to Member Societies, 1994
Folder 7 Survey of Scientific-Technical Tape Services, 1970
Folder 8 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Washington Office Newsletter, 1968-1972
Folder 9 Information Program Newsletter, 1968-1969
Folder 10 Information and Publication Newsletter, 1970-1972
Folder 11 Monthly Science Summaries/ Weekly Science Series, 1974-1976
Box 5 Folder 1 Monthly Science Summaries, 1982-1984
Folder 2 Monthly Science Summaries, 1984-1985
Folder 3 News Releases, 1967-1982
Folder 4 News Releases, 1983-1987
Folder 5 Physics In The News, 1958-1962
Folder 6 Physics News, 1975, 1977-1979
Box 6 Folder 1 Physics News, 1980-1982
Folder 2 Physics News, 1983-1987
Folder 3 Physics News, 1988-1990
Folder 4 Physics News, 1991-1992
Folder 5 Physics News, 1993-1994, 1996
Box 7 Folder 1 Physics News Update, 1993-1997
Folder 2 Public Relations Newsletter, 1958-1959, 1962